One of these inventors he steals credit from is Nikola Tesla. Telsa, despite receiving little to no recognition for his work, has gained a far more positive reputation in the eyes of history. When Tesla and Edison are compared, more often than not, Tesla will be the more beloved due to his humble nature of accomplishments and the tragedy seen in his story. Tesla was born a member of the Serbian elite, with his grandfather being a member Napoleon’s army. Since his childhood, Tesla had a creative and brilliant mind, with some of his creations including snares for capturing birds, a parasol which he fell off his family’s barn unsuccessfully using, even a propeller driven by mayflies tied and glued to the blades .